Juraci Oliveira

Juraci Oliveira
Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV) | UFV · Departamento de Biologia Geral

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Background Soybean is the main oilseed crop grown in the world; however, drought stress affects its growth and physiology, reducing its yield. The objective of this study was to characterize the physiological, metabolic, and genetic aspects that determine differential resistance to water deficit in soybean genotypes. Methods Three soybean genotype...
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Plants used in phytoremediation should accumulate and tolerate a specific pollutant. Here, we aimed at evaluating a possible arsenic (As) accumulation and mechanisms of tolerance against As-induced damage in Landoltia punctata to explore this species for phytoremediation. Plants were subjected to increasing As levels. As absorption was higher with...
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Fields of Eucalyptus throughout the world have faced ever more frequent events of water restriction, whilst the burgeoning demand has promoted the planting of crops in even drier sites. This study evaluated the ability of fast measurement variables (gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence, and water content) to determine the functional diversity of...
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The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of drought stress in the reproductive stage (R3) on the physiological parameters and grain yield of two soybean (Glycine max) lines. The Vx-08-10819 and Vx-08-11614 soybean lines were grown in a greenhouse, where they were irrigated until they reached the R3 development stage. During three days...
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Oxidative damage is one of the most harmful effects arising from arsenic (As) toxicity in plants. Herein, the role of exogenous jasmonic acid (JA) in the modulation of As-induced oxidative stress in Lemna valdiviana was investigated. Plants were grown for 24 h in Clark’s nutritive solution containing As (4.0 mg L−1) or As + JA (50, 100, 250 and 500...
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In the present study, we investigated the sites of aluminum (Al) accumulation and its effects on the growth, morphology and nutritional status in root tips of soybean (Glycine max L.) genotype Conquista. The seedlings were exposed to nutrient Clark solution, pH 4.0, with 0 (control) and 100 µM of Al for 24, 48 and 72 h. Our results showed an Al acc...
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Revegetation is an alternative of recovery for contaminated areas by mining tailings. The objective of this study was to evaluate the physiological responses of Cassia grandis growing in iron mining tailings and the implications for revegetation purposes. Plants of C. grandis were grown for 4 months in substrate collected in affected areas by resid...
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the concentration of potentially toxic elements in Brachiaria decumbens, Stylosanthes guianensis, and Saccharum officinarum plants and soil samples in affected and unaffected areas by rupture of the Fundão dam, Brazil. Samples were collected in areas affected by residues from the Fundão dam (RAA1, RAA2, R...
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Main conclusion Nitric oxide increased lettuce’s tolerance to salinity by restoring its hormonal balance, consequently reducing Na + accumulation and activating defense mechanisms that allowed the attenuation of ionic, oxidative, and osmotic stresses. Abstract Agricultural crops are continually threatened by soil salinity. The plant’s ability to t...
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Glutathione is essential for plant tolerance to arsenic but few studies have focused on the coordination between the enzymes involved in its metabolism. We exposed Pistia stratiotes to four treatments (control, 5, 10 and 20 mM As III) for 24 h to evaluate the role of glutathione metabolism in arsenic response and determined the arsenic uptake, grow...
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Phytoremediation is considered an ecologically beneficial technique for removing arsenic from aquatic environments but studies on the mechanisms of tolerance to this pollutant, when present in the form of arsenite (As III ) still need to be performed. Thus, in order to evaluate the potential of Pistia stratiotes to phytoremediation of As III and th...
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Antioxidant enzymes are important components in the defense against arsenic (As) stress in plants. Here, we tested the hypothesis that Salvinia molesta, an aquatic fern, counteracts the harmful arsenite (AsIII) effects by activating scavenging reactive oxygen species (ROS) enzymes. Thus, our objective was to investigate the role of the superoxide d...
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Nitric oxide (NO) plays important role in alleviating abiotic stresses in plants, including those caused by arsenic (As). Here, we examined the effects of endogenous and exogenous NO in Spirodela intermedia W. Koch (Lemnaceae) under As exposure. For this purpose, we evaluated the As content, reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, membrane damage and...
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This study investigated the relationship between germ and Leydig cell death, testosterone, and adiponectin levels in cadmium-mediated acute toxicity. Cadmium chloride was administered in a single dose to five groups of rats: G1 (0.9% NaCl) and G2 to G5 (0.67, 0.74, 0.86, and 1.1 mg Cd/kg). After 7 days, the animals were euthanized, and the testoste...
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Phytoremediation is a promising and efficient alternative for removing arsenic (As) from contaminated soil and water. Plants used in phytoremediation should be able to remove the pollutant and tolerate the damage caused by it. Here, we investigated the potential of an aquatic macrophyte, Spirodela intermedia W. Koch (Lemnaceae), to accumulate As wi...
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In many plant species, tolerance to toxic metals is highly dependent on glutathione, an essential metabolite for cellular detoxification. We evaluated the responses of glutathione metabolism to arsenite (AsIII) in Salvinia molesta, an aquatic fern that has unexplored phytoremediation potential. Plants were exposed to different AsIII concentrations...
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Phytoremediation has proven to be an efficient technology for removing arsenic (As) from water, but the plants used in this process need to be tolerant to the damage caused by As. The toxic effect of As on growth and functioning of the antioxidant system was studied in individual plants of Azolla caroliniana exposed to five concentrations of As (0....
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High arsenic (As) concentrations are toxic to all the living organisms and the cellular response to this metalloid requires the involvement of cell signaling agents, such as nitric oxide (NO). The As toxicity and NO signaling were analyzed in Pistia stratiotes leaves. Plants were exposed to four treatments, for 24 h: control; SNP [sodium nitropruss...
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Aluminum-induced citric acid (CA) root secretion is a widely accepted mechanism to explain Al-resistance in maize. Nonetheless, several aspects of this mechanism remain controversial. In this study, we used paclobutrazol (PBZ), a plant growth retardant, to gain new insights into the relationship between D5-sterol composition, membrane permeability,...
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Iron, although an essential micronutrient, when present in excess can cause a reduction in the growth, and hence the productivity, of plants. The aim of this study was to evaluate the absorption, accumulation and distribution of Fe, and its consequences on growth and mineral composition in young plants of Eugenia uniflora L.. The plants were expose...
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The natural environment of plants is composed of a complex set of abiotic stresses and their ability to respond to these stresses is highly flexible and finely balanced through the interaction between signaling molecules. In this review, we highlight the integrated action between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS), pa...
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Secretion of organic acids (OAs) by roots has been suggested to be an important mechanism of Al resistance in many species. In Stylosanthes, the participation of OAs in the mechanism of Al resistance is poorly understood. We aimed to study the production and secretion of OAs by two Brazilian Stylosanthes species with differential Al resistance. Sty...
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of toxic levels of aluminum (Al) on the growth and external morphology of root tips in two maize genotypes with differential Al tolerance. The maize genotypes UFVM-100 (Al-sensitive) and UFVM-200 (Al-tolerant) were treated with 0 and 50 mM Al in a 0.5 mM CaCl2 solution at pH 4.5; root elongati...
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Effect of nitric oxide (NO) in mitigating stress induced by arsenic (As) was assessed in Pistia stratiotes, with NO supplied as sodium nitroprusside (SNP). Plants were exposed to four treatments: control, SNP (0.1 mg L−1), As (1.5 mg L−1), As + SNP (1.5 and 0.1 mg L−1), for seven days (analyses of growth, absorption of As and mineral nutrients) and...
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Arsenic (As) is the one of the main environmental pollutant and phytoremediation is an effective tool for its removal of the environment. In this study, Pistia stratiotes were exposed to seven As concentrations (0, 3, 7, 10, 13, 16 and 20 μM) and then, the influence of this metalloid on growth, mineral nutrition and photosynthesis were analyzed. It...
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Frequent exposure to cadmium (Cd) in low doses is common; however, the long-lasting effects of this exposure are still poorly understood. Therefore in this study we have evaluated long-lasting hepatic morphofunctional adaptations in rats exposed to low and moderate doses of Cd. Five experimental groups were tested: control (0.9% saline) and other f...
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Arsenic (As) toxicity and the effects of nitric oxide (NO), supplied as sodium nitroprusside (SNP), were analyzed in Pistia stratiotes. The plants, which were grown in nutrient solution at pH 6.5, were exposed to four treatments for 24 h: control; SNP (0.1 mg L−1); As (1.5 mg L−1); and As + SNP (1.5 and 0.1 mg L−1). As accumulated primarily in the...
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Arsenate (As(V)) and arsenite (As(III)) contamination is able to interfere negatively on plant metabolism, promoting a reduction of nutrients uptake and transport and also an increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. However, some plants are considered tolerant against As exposure through the activation of defense mechanisms. Therefore,...
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We aimed to evaluate aluminium (Al) effects on the photosynthetic apparatus of two rice cultivars with contrasting tolerances to Al. Nine-days-old seedlings were exposed to 0 or 1 mM Al for 10 days, and then dry mass, Al and chloroplastidic pigment contents and photosynthetic parameters were determined. Al accumulated mainly in the roots of the Al-...
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In excess, iron can induce the production and accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), causing oxidative stress. The objective of this work was to evaluate the impact of toxic concentrations of iron (Fe) on the antioxidative metabolism of young Eugenia uniflora plants. Forty-five-day-old plants grown in Hoagland nutrient solution, pH 5.0, wer...
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The influence of arsenic (As) on the growth and the antioxidant system of Lemna gibba L. exposed to five concentrations of As (0.0, 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 mg L−1) was studied. Although As exposure reduced relative growth rate, L. gibba continued to grow even after the high accumulation of this element after five days of exposure. The concentration...
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Arsenate (AsV) and arsenite (AsIII) contamination can promote several disturbances in plant metabolism, besides affecting directly human and animal health due to the insertion of this metalloid in the food chain. Therefore, the arsenic (As) uptake and accumulation, the changes in gas exchange and in chlorophyll a fluorescence parameters as well as...
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The reactive oxygen species generation, lipid peroxidation and antioxidative enzyme response of water hyacinth and salvinia to Cd were evaluated. Cadmium was absorbed/accumulated mainly in the roots, but significant amounts also translocated to the leaves. No Cd effect on dry weight was detected, although toxicity symptoms were visible. Superoxide...
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O arsênio (As) tem sido considerado o poluente inorgânico de solo mais tóxico para os seres vivos, razão pela qual o interesse por espécies indicadoras e fitorremediadoras tem aumentado nos últimos anos. Particularmente para o Estado de Minas Gerais, que apresenta áreas remanescentes de atividade mineradora sujeitas à ocorrência de drenagem ácida,...
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Phytoremediation strategies utilize plants to decontaminate or immobilize soil pollutants. Among soil pollutants, metalloid As is considered a primary concern as a toxic element to organisms. Arsenic concentrations in the soil result from anthropogenic activities such as: the use of pesticides (herbicides and fungicides); some fertilizers; Au, Pb,...
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Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms) and salvinia (Salvinia auriculata Aubl.) were exposed to toxic levels of Cd with the objective of evaluating its effect on sulphate uptake and metabolism. Plants were treated with 0 and 5 μmol L−1 Cd for 3 days and, then sulphate uptake, ATP sulfurylase activity, soluble thiol content and Cd-bindi...
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Phytoremediation strategies utilize plants to decontaminate or immobilize soil pollutants. Among soil pollutants the metalloid arsenic (As) is the one of primary concern. Elevated soil As results from anthropogenic activities such as use of pesticides (herbicides and fungicides), use of certain fertilizers, metal mining, iron and steel production,...
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The decontamination of soils and substrates contaminated with arsenic through phytoremediation techniques has attracted increasing interest of researchers and specialists of environmental sciences. This study aimed to evaluate the potential of the species townsville stylo (Stylosanthes humilis HBK), forage peanut (Arachis pintoi Krapov. & Gregory),...
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Neste estudo, avaliaram-se os efeitos tóxicos do arsênio (As) sobre o crescimento e atividade de enzimas antioxidativas dismutase do superóxido (SOD), catalase (CAT), peroxidases (POX), peroxidase do ascorbato peroxidase (APX) e glutationa redutase (GR) em plantas de Cajanus cajan e Crotalaria spectabili. Plantas das duas espécies foram expostas a...
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The decontamination of soils and substrates contaminated with arsenic through phytoremediation techniques has attracted increasing interest of researchers and specialists of environmental sciences. This study aimed to evaluate the potential of the species townsville stylo (Stylosanthes humilis HBK), forage peanut (Arachis pintoi Krapov. & Gregory),...
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Selection of tolerant species is a prerequisite for revegetation of arsenic-contaminated soils, since a large number of plant species do not survive in its making them unsuitable for this purpose. This work evaluated some growth variables and As accumulation by the legume shrub species Leucaena leucocephala and Sesbania grandiflora in the presence...
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Selection of tolerant species is a prerequisite for revegetation of arsenic-contaminated soils, since a large number of plant species do not survive in its making them unsuitable for this purpose. This work evaluated some growth variables and As accumulation by the legume shrub species Leucaena leucocephala and Sesbania grandiflora in the presence...
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This work aimed to study the partition of cheese whey proteins alpha-lactoalbumin and beta-lactoglobulin using aqueous two-phase system by applying the cloud point extraction technique. The cloud point temperatures were determined under different concentrations of copolymer and salt. The system providing the best protein separation conditions was 2...
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Resumo – O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar os efeitos do alumínio (Al) sobre a absorção e a redução de nitrato, em duas cultivares de arroz: Fernandes (tolerante) e Maravilha (sensível), expostas a 0 e 500 µM de Al. Depois de 21 dias de crescimento, foram determinados o comprimento, a produção de matéria seca, os teores de Al e de nitrato e a a...
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The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of Al on the nitrate uptake and reduction in two rice cultivars, Fernandes (Al tolerant) and Maravilha (Al sensitive), exposed to 0 and 500µM Al. After 21days of Al treatment, growth in size and dry matter yield, Al and nitrate contents and in vitro nitrate reductase activity (NR) in the tops a...
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Os fotoassimilados produzidos pelas folhas são translocados por toda a planta, podendo variar conforme a fase de desenvolvimento, inserção da folha, desfolha, entre outros fatores. A distribuição dos fotoassimilados de folhas individuais para os diversos componentes da planta de Panicum maximum cv. Mombaça foi avaliada em função do nível de inserçã...
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Resumo – O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito do alumínio sobre a capacidade das cultivares de arroz Fernandes (tolerante) e Maravilha (sensível) de modificar o pH de soluções nutritivas com diferentes proporções de NO 3 -/NH 4 + . Após exposição das plantas ao Al (0 mM e 1,5 mM), durante 15 dias, foram determinados: quan-tidade de próton...
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The objective of this work was to evaluate aluminum effect on the ability of two rice cultivars, Fernandes (tolerant) and Maravilha (sensitive), to change the pH of nutrient solutions with different NO3-/NH4+ ratios. After plant exposure to 0mM and 1.5mM Al for 15days, the amount of exudated protons, elongation, dry matter yield and Al content of r...
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The objective of this work was to evaluate the distribution of assimilates produced by the top and bottom leaves of the main tiller in plants of Monbaçagrass (Panicum maximum), in two stages of plant development, and three harvest times after plant exposure to 14CO2 (three, eight and twenty four hours). The experimental treatments were arranged in...
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The objective of this work was to evaluate the distribution of assimilates produced by the top and bottom leaves of the main tiller in plants of Monbaçagrass (Panicum maximum), in two stages of plant development, and three harvest times after plant exposure to 14CO2 (three, eight and twenty four hours). The experimental treatments were arranged in...
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Para avaliar o efeito do Al na absorção e na utilização de alguns macronutrientes, as cultivares de arroz Fernandes e Maravilha, respectivamente, tolerante e sensível a esse metal, foram expostas ao Al, em solução nutritiva, durante 20dias, quando determinaram-se os teores, a absorção líquida e a eficiência de utilização de P, K, Ca e magnésio. Aab...
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To evaluate the effect of Al on the uptake and utilization of some macronutrients, the rice cultivars Fernandes and Maravilha, respectively tolerant and sensitive to this metal, were exposed to Al in nutrient solution for 20 days, and the contents, uptake and efficiency of utilization of P, K, Ca and Mg were determined. The uptake and the contents...
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A absorção e acúmulo de Cd e seus efeitos sobre o crescimento relativo foram estudados em aguapé (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms) e salvínia (Salvinia auriculata Aubl.), em solução nutritiva. O aguapé absorveu quantidade significativamente maior de Cd do que a salvínia, tendo a diferença aumentado com o tempo de exposição ao Cd. O Km da absorçã...
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Cadmium absorption and accumulation and its effects on the relative growth of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms) and salvinia (Salvinia auriculata Aubl.) in nutrient solution were studied. Water hyacinth absorbed a significant higher amount of Cd than salvinia, and the difference between the species increased with the time of Cd tr...

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Colombia is one of the countries with the highest biodiversity in the world and shares with Ecuador and Venezuela the páramo ecosystem, strategically important because it supplies water to many municipalities in the Andean region. The páramo and the high Andean forest are seriously affected by coal mining activities and there are indications that high levels of As are present in post-mining zones. The mine owners, even though they have a legal obligation to reforest the post-mining areas, sow non-native species with low potential of survival in the long-term. The objective of this project is to test the tolerance of the native tree Alnus acuminata to arsenic in different ontogenic states, from its germination up to four months, to establish if the acclimatation of this species could be improved for reforesting the region.